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The Paddleboarders Who Took Over a Russian Ice Floe

 Открытие SUP сезона во Владивостоке) ✔Завтра(19.03) обойдем мыс Басаргина, есть свободные места, гидрокостюмы дадим) Записаться в вотсап, телефон в профиле 😊 📷@mihailtfv #vdk #ig_vladivostok #ig_dv...

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The Controversial Zeppelin Stamps That Enraged 1930s Collectors

On May 21, 1930, the world's biggest airship, the Graf Zeppelin, floated over the Cape Verde Islands and slowed down over an unusual target: the Porto Praia post office. When the ship had maneuvered to...

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Coconut Cannon, Confiscated

The device pictured above is a cannon that was built to use pressurized air to fire coconuts. The coconut cannon, designed by the artist Julian Charrière, was intended to be unveiled in Antarctica,...

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The Catford Cat Has Been Saved

If your neighborhood is going to be called Catford, one can expect it to have at least one giant fiberglass cat. But the Catford district in Southeast London was recently in danger of losing theirs,...

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The Case for Making European Boundary Stones Into a World Heritage Site

In a plot of forested land in Austria, not too far from the Danube River, but not close to anywhere in particular, there stands a stone pillar, a little more than four feet high, with writing on all...

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Found: A Giant Metal Die in an Idaho Lake

In Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, a giant, rusty-looking die washed up on the lake shore this week.One side of the die has some pipes coming out of it, and the dots on each side are surprisingly white. It’s...

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A Whale, Its Blowhole, and a Fleeting Rainbow

Quick: what's the most colorful type of whale? Blue? Orca? Amazon river dolphin? You probably didn't say "the gray whale," which, as its name suggests, is mostly gray. But one Oregon gray whale belied...

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Larry Donovan, 1880s Bridge Jumper, Lived Too Soon

Before he became known as one of the world’s most prolific bridge jumpers and quite possibly the first ever viral celebrity, Lawrence “Larry” Donovan had already lived many lives. Apart from a brief...

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The Brief, Confusing History of Foam Packaging

A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail.In the age of instant takeout, there may be no greater scourge than polystyrene,...

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Curling With Compact Cars

Curling isn’t exactly an extreme sport, but some people in Russia might be trying to change that, recently playing a version of the sport with full-size cars.As reported on RT, the weird game took...

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'I Chose to Fly a Chair, Not Because It Is Easy But Because It Is Hard'

If you strapped a chair to a lot of helium balloons and flew into the sky, would it be fair to compare yourself to the Wright Brothers? Daniel Boria, a 27-year-old man who, last year, did just that...

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Found: 5 Baby Alligators in Maine

Alligators in Augusta, #Maine? Discovery of five baby alligators leads to charge for @UMAugusta student https://t.co/iGYAtcPHzLpic.twitter.com/3YDbOfXh48— Kennebec Journal (@KJ_Online) March 21,...

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Found: The Earliest Color Footage of the White House

Two years ago, an archivist at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum was looking through the collection’s film reels, when she came across a series of films labeled “Kodacolor.” As the...

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A Strike Against Dolphins in Sicily

Last Tuesday, Paris's exterminators plopped a dead rat outside of City Hall and agitated for reinforcements, unpaid bonuses, and appreciation. This week, there's a different European worker/urban...

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The New York Community That Welcomed 1,000 WWII Refugees

In many ways, Oswego, New York, located on the shore of Lake Ontario near the Canadian border, feels quintessentially American: the residential streets lined with tall houses with wooden siding, the...

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Bees Delay Flight

BEES ON A PLANE! Flight delayed after "thousands" of insects cling to aircraft https://t.co/6oognJRCRxpic.twitter.com/ozpk7Q8oVB— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 22, 2017A flight out of Miami International...

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When Ronald Reagan Told a Joke About Irish Spies

A version of this story originally appeared on Muckrock.com.When Ronald Reagan signed the controversial Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 into law, he did so with panache, holding the...

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Found, in Israel: Lots of Liquor Bottles That Belonged to British WWI Soldiers

During a recent highway expansion near Ramla, Israel, around 13 miles outside of Tel Aviv, excavators unearthed a lot of artifacts from bygone eras, including some tools that are thought to be 250,000...

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Found: A Giant Terra-Cotta Head

The Crimean Bridge Information Center has announced that, as part of its underwater excavations, it has found the giant terra-cotta head seen above.The head of the underwater unit of the Russian...

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Long Island Has Suffered a Bud Light Truck Spill

Every day across this great nation, products accidentally spill out of trucks. Sometimes it's maple syrup in Vermont. Other times it's deli meat in New Jersey, or marbles in Indianapolis.Yesterday, it...

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